Bed & breakfasts

Apply for business licence

A bed and breakfast is allowed in most single-family residential zones. You can operate a bed and breakfast out of your full-time, primary place of residence, if the property doesn’t have a secondary suite or carriage house. A bed and breakfast can have up to four rooms for accommodation, and one parking stall must be provided for each room.  

A business licence is required to operate a bed & breakfast. Apply for a business licence online or in-person at the Application Centre on the second floor of City Hall (please bring a piece of ID and general information about the business). 

Operators are required to submit the following documents as part of their business licence submissions:  

  • Parking plan 
  • Fire & safety plan  
  • Two proofs of principal residence, which must include a scanned copy of government-issued photo identification. Examples of acceptable proof of principal residence include a recent utility bill, drivers licence or any mail from Medical Services Plan or Canada Revenue Agency. 

To learn more, download our bed and breakfast homes bulletin and check out Section 9 of our Zoning Bylaw